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  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    How to Get Beyond Being a Local Band

    Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you stop doing it wrong. Send your problems to her -- confidentiality i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    Our Guitarist Plays Atrocious Gear! What Do We Do?

    Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you stop doing it wrong. Send your problems to her -- confidentiality i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    At Bank of America Plaza, the Lights Are No Longer Neon or Green

    Green building in Dallas isn't just green anymore! It changes! What!? pic.twitter.com/zcaBiyZFfa— Cody (@Codyhp91) October 30, 2013 The official unveiling of the new lights on Bank of America Plaza (aka that green building downtown) isn't for another two weeks. But those fortunate enough ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    The Fans of ACL, Weekend Two: Photos

    Austin City Limits debuted a two-weekend format this year. People were clearly ready for it -- this past weekend's installment sold out. The rain cancelled Sunday's shows, but Friday and Saturday went on as plans. Writer Katie Moulton was there for DC9 at Night, and she took some photos of her favor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Rangers Pitcher Matt Garza Went on a Misogynistic Twitter Rampage This Weekend

    The square jaw and impressively rectangular goatee should be proof enough of the incredible manliness of the Rangers' newly acquired righty Matt Garza. So manly is he that it's all but inevitable that the testosterone that courses through his veins will eventually boil over and spill out onto Twitte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Why Can't My Band Land A Record Deal?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    The Key is The Songs, Not the Production Values

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Hundreds of Texas Women Put Up an Epic, All-Night Fight Against Proposed Abortion Restrictions

    The hearing of the Texas House State Affairs Committee meeting kicked off at 1 p.m. Thursday with a mere two items on the agenda: a pair of bills by Representative Jodie Laubenberg, a Republican from Parker with the modest aim of ending legal abortion in the Texas, or coming as close to that as poss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Last Shot: The Questions I'm Tired of Answering About Cancer

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV Colon Cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for our sister paper OC Weekly on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Stunt Bikers Shut Down the Calatrava Last Night

    Dallas News | myFOXdfw.comLast May, after conquering Central Expressway by stopping traffic and graffitiing the pavement as an inexplicable memorial to a fallen comrade, stunt bikers planned to do much the same to the newly opened Calatrava. But a heavy -- and heavy-handed -- police presence deraile ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    These Bands Took Fan Landers' Advice: Did It Work?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    What to Do When When Your Ex-Bandmates Are Still Coasting on Your Hard Work

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Does This JCPenney Tea Kettle Look Like Hitler to You? [Updated]

    Oh, JCPenney. The Plano-based department store chain just cannot seem to stop stepping in it, in the weirdest ways possible. Last year, there was Gay Dad-Gate, in which the company pissed off homophobes everywhere by featuring a photo of two gay fathers in its catalog, just after it had the temerity ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    Home By Hovercraft's Grandiose New Album: Preview

    In this week's feature, Kelly Dearmore tells the story of Home By Hovercraft, a band inspired by The Polyphonic Spree and its members' own theater backgrounds. That tells you a lot about what kind of sound they're headed for; they do it well. You can listen to "Zoo Lion" below for the gist. See al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    How to Know When It's Time to Quit Your Band

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    The Dallas Observer Music Section Is Looking for Writers

    We here at DC9 at Night talk about music pretty much constantly. We talk about it every weekday on the blog you're reading and once a week in the pages of the Dallas Observer. If you enjoy talking about music as much as we do, and can also express those thoughts in writing, please email me at Kierna ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Foxy Brown Lies About Jay-Z's Sex Life and Other Controversies

    Where to begin? #raptwitter had a big day yesterday, with big stories breaking left and right. From a Foxy Brown hoax to a pseudo-Big Tymers reunion, here are your biggest hip-hop news stories of the week: Yesterday started off with a shocking report of Foxy Brown dishing out some pretty wild alleg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    How do We Book a Tour?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    How to Successfully Order Drinks at Shows Without Pissing Everyone Off

    Every week Gavin will be presenting a guide to basic notions of common sense he feels are sometimes lacking from various aspects of the world of music. Also, he's British, and they're polite, right? Besides one or more musicians making a sound, what is the most important aspect of live music? Those ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Quitting Your Job At 35 to Join A Band: Best or Worst Idea Ever?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Divine Reserve 13 Is in Dallas Now, and It's Amazing

    Saint Arnold is now on No. 13 in its Divine Reserve series, with Monday's release of a strong dark Belgian-style ale. As always, it's a very limited release, with social media abuzz over sightings of the elusive beer. I called a few Dallas retailers Monday afternoon to find out if they had it yet, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    10 Signs Your Band Won't Make It at SXSW

    Being a successful musician really has to be a slice of heaven. And of course the chicks are great. It's why from the beginning of time men (and women) have taken up instruments in the chance that they will be played in front of many, many others, some of whom could possibly want to have sex with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    The Best Part of Being in a Band is the Broke, Sloppy Beginning: Enjoy it

    [Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    CutForBieber Was a 4chan Prank, but in 2013 Pranks and Trends are Basically the Same Thing

    Pranks are never more effective than when a prankster finds the precise border between reality and absurdity and just barely steps over it. This week's #CutForBieber trending topic--in which Justin Bieber fans were supposed to be cutting themselves in an attempt to force their ur-boyfriend off marij ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Gyro Scoping: Get Your Mom into Some Greek at Kostas Cafe

    Each week, Alice "Cheap Bastard" Laussade scours the city for good, cheap lunches. Well, most weeks. Many weeks. OK, she does whatever she damn well please when she freakin' feels like it. (We don't argue. The woman carries a shiv. Rumor has it, she's on parole.) This week, she felt like a little Gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2012

    Lollapalooza Suspended, Resumed After Dangerous Weather Conditions

    BY ERIK THOMPSON The 2012 installment of Lollapalooza has thus far brought the requisite extremes, in terms of performances and potent weather. A two-hour delay cut through the middle of Saturday's entertainment at Chicago's Grant Park, and a good many people were wishing they had just the record h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    It May Be 3 a.m. in China, But Mayor Mike Wants to Remind You: Turn Off Your Damn Sprinkler

    As I type this, Mayor Mike Rawlings is in a room at Shanghai's Purple Palace Hotel, 7,000 miles away and 13 hours ahead of us. That makes it about 1 a.m. over there, so you might expect him to be sleeping, resting up for another big day at the U.S.-China Mayors Conference, or, if Mayor Mike rolls th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    On the Death of Lee Dell Thomas, the SMU Crane Guy: It Was So Funny Until It Wasn't

    Around 1:45 Tuesday morning, Lee Dell Thomas, Jr. climbed out of the vomit-soaked cabin of a crane high above SMU, dangled from the outside of the crane by two arms, then one, and then plummeted 150 feet to his death. It was a clumsy death, undignified, and quiet. Most of us who had followed the m ... More >>

  • Music

    January 12, 2012

    Neil Hamburger

    Saturday, January 14, at Texas Theatre

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    CADD Mystery Destination Tour: No Murder, Just Intrigue

    The Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas invites you to "Eat Your Art Out" on January 28 during its Mystery Destination Dinner. As the name would suggest, you will receive a surreptitious phone call on January 26, directing you to the yet-untold event location. You'll have a cocktail - maybe an Aviati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Haltom City Dumpling Show Down: Go Ahead, Put Your Arteries on the Line

    "I'll put my dumplings up against anybody's." -- Cindy Gifford Gifford's confidence in her dumplings at The Eatery in Haltom City, which she and her husband own, is borderline scandalous, yet enticing. They offer a menu full of traditional home-cooked meals, all made from scratch, but their dumplin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Winspear Opera House's Petite Sandwich Redefines "Petite." And "Sandwich."

    ​Last night the Winspear Opera House played host to Kathleen Edwards, a Canadian folk and country singer, and Bon Iver. The opera house, a marvel of modern architectural and sound design, makes for a life-shifting experience when the music is good. I wish I could say the same for the food a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Before His Improv Sets This Weekend, Prank Legend Tom Green Talks Cancer, New Projects And Why Owling is Complete Horseshit

    Marleah Leslie and Associates​Tom Green is best known for livening up MTV with the weirdness of his Tom Green Show, tormenting his parents, strangers and, by having viewers request his "Lonely Swedish (The Bum Bum Song)" on the secretly-not-really-live Total Request Live, the network itself with p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Bath House Picnic: Some Things Are Worth Braving the Heat

    Photos by Jenny Block​More than 300 people came together at the Bath House Cultural Center on Sunday to support White Rock Lake and the Red Cross, as well as to take part in the Chef's Picnic (part of the Beach Party of the Century). Red-checkered tablecloths covered the tables and Deep Eddy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Lebron James Sandwich Renamed Dirk Nowitzki Sandwich in Ballsy Deli Move

    Via EaterThe sandwich in question.​Speaking of Ohioans (in today's sandwich smack-down news)... The Cleveland, Ohio, deli Corky and Lenny's is changing the name of their $10.50, "King Size Corned Beef Sandwich," according to TMZ. Moments ago, the sandwich was known as the "King James." What d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Happy Hour Prices Let You Test the Waters at Ocean Prime

    Kristy YangCan't quite swing a full dinner at Ocean Prime? Try the happy hour fish tacos for $8 instead.​Let Happy Eating point you to the best happy hour food menus around. This week, we're getting our fancy on for considerably less at Ocean Prime. Where: Ocean Prime, 2101 Cedar Springs R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Makers Mark Lets You Take a Dip

    ​Tonight, The Ranch at Las Colinas (857 W. John Carpenter Freeway, Irving) and Makers Mark Bourbon will be joining forces and hosting a dip n' sip party. You know, the kind of party where you get tipsy and celebrate your inebriation by dipping random items into a vat of hot wax. Makers Mark w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Nine Tips for Digging Through Local Farmers Markets

    ​It didn't take a study of Vermont farmers markets to tell us what we knew for a long time: Supermarkets aren't cheaper. That being said and this being spring, it's a good time to riff on farmers' markets, plus give you a few shopping tips on how to navigate them. 1. Find Your Market I always ass ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Rules of the Range in Patton Robertson's Five-Sixty Kitchen

    ​In part one and two of this week's Three Course Meal, we gave you a look at Patton Robertson, executive chef at Five-Sixty, and his thoughts on the national food scene and the Dallas dining scene, respectively. Today we give you the five rules you have to follow if you want to spend any time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Despite Vietnamese Food's Soaring Popularity, Native Fish Sauce Hard to Find

    ​On one of my trips to Vietnam years ago, my mother and I traveled to the seaside town of Danang. During morning jogs on the beach, I'd run through hot spots of a familiar scent lingering in the air. It was the very distinct odor of fish sauce. Until now, I'm still unsure as to the source of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Sunday Mornings Won't Be the Same as Mark Elfenbein Leaves Ticket to Join Lewin on Fan

    Elf and Dwight Howard​I've been listening to Mark Elfenbein longer than I care to remember, dating way back to his days as a Bottle Rocket on KERA-FM (90.1) with co-host Steve Shapiro. For the last 17 years, of course, he's been a Sunday-morning staple on The Ticket and co-hosts the Dallas Maveric ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Today In Celebrities Doing Dallas Dance Moves News: Chevy Chase Does The Stanky Legg

    Earlier this month, Community star Donald Glover posted this above gem to his Twitter feed. Yes, that's Chevy Chase and his Community co-star Danny Pudi. Yes, they're doing the stanky legg. Dallas hip-hop: Not just for animals any more.

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Watch: Kanye West Performs His Symbolyc One-Produced "Power" For SNL.

    Hate Kanye West all you want. But we here at DC9 think he's the biggest rock star around. Everything about him--from the narcissism to the award show interruptions to the free downloads to the fashion obsessions and the online Twitter rants--just makes him all the more polarizing in the eyes of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    In Case You Were Curious: Bowling For Soup's Self-Esteem Levels Remain As High As Ever.

    ​Denton's own Bowling for Soup has never necessarily been known for its modesty. But a new songs from the pop-punk outfit find the band taking taking its confident feelings to a whole new level.The song, called quite simply "Here Comes Bowling for Soup!," apparently acts as the band's theme/intro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Watch: Strange Fruit Project Crashes Into A Post-Apocalyptic Deep Ellum

    Tomorrow, via its MySpace page, Waco-based hip-hop collective Strange Fruit Project, which has about a bajillion impressive collaborations to its name, not the least of which includes Erykah Badu and Little Brother, will release a new, free-to-download EP entitled M.A.S.K. (short for Making Art Sou ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Giveaway: Two Pairs of Tickets To See Dinosaur Jr. and Built to Spill on Thursday, October 22, at the Granada Theater

    We've been geeking out about the upcoming Dinosaur Jr. and Built to Spill double-bill at the Granada for months now (four, to be specific), and now that it's almost here, well, really, we can hardly contain ourselves--which, I promise, is meant to read far more honestly and less facetiously than it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Hash Over: Twitter Taste-Off, Sevy's Brunches Saturday, And Taste The Watters Creek

    ​DrinkLocalWine.com wants you to know that wine-making isn't just for Californians, and what better way to spread the word than Twitter? The advocacy group will hold the first Twitter Taste-Off at its conference Saturday at Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts Dallas. Along with lunch and tas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Download: Erykah Badu and The Roots -- "I Wanna Be Where You Are (Michael Jackson Cover)"

    There's no video to be found at the moment of Erykah Badu's performance alongside The Roots on Friday night's episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon anywhere we know of on the Internet, which sucks. (What gives NBC?) But there's this: Over the weekend, Questlove, The Roots' drummer, post ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Ben Kweller To Participate In Granada Theater Tweet-up In Anticipation Of Tonight's Show

    Greenville's own Ben Kweller brings his recently cocuntry-flavored jams (and, no doubt, some of his older, less country fare, too) to town tonight for a performance at the Granada Theater. But before that--at about 2 p.m., I'm told--Kweller will participate in the theater's first "Tweet Up, ... More >>

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